Period
to 25 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VBScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VBScript over the 6 months to 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 819 610 838
Rank change year-on-year -209 +228 -63
Permanent jobs citing VBScript 174 195 275
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.28% 0.49% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 128 157 209
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,500 £29,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% -
75th Percentile £58,125 £55,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%

VBScript is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 62,024 39,673 77,502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.16% 56.07% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 42,794 32,954 64,148
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VBScript.

Salary trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 6 months to 25 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -215 144 £47,500 - 40
UK excluding London -141 104 £47,500 +11.76% 33
London -138 57 £65,000 +25.00% 12
South West -53 31 £46,250 +8.82% 2
Work from Home -256 23 £50,000 +5.26% 6
South East -78 22 £48,750 +14.71% 9
North of England -89 19 £42,500 - 13
Scotland - 15 £47,500 - 5
North West -46 13 £40,000 -13.51% 9
Midlands -75 8 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East of England -49 7 £38,750 -13.89% 3
West Midlands -71 5 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire -81 4 £40,000 -4.76% 3
North East - 2 £80,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £41,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, IT jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for VBScript.

1 107 (61.49%) Windows
2 104 (59.77%) Microsoft
3 95 (54.60%) PowerShell
4 71 (40.80%) SQL
5 62 (35.63%) C#
6 58 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 56 (32.18%) .NET
7 56 (32.18%) Active Directory
8 52 (29.89%) JavaScript
9 47 (27.01%) Social Skills
10 45 (25.86%) VMware
11 40 (22.99%) VB
12 39 (22.41%) Azure
12 39 (22.41%) Windows Server
13 38 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (21.84%) Finance
13 38 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (19.54%) Workflow
14 34 (19.54%) HTML
15 33 (18.97%) CSS
16 32 (18.39%) Citrix
16 32 (18.39%) .NET Framework
17 31 (17.82%) Windows 10
17 31 (17.82%) Microsoft 365
18 30 (17.24%) Security Cleared
18 30 (17.24%) REST
18 30 (17.24%) SharePoint
19 29 (16.67%) Web Services
19 29 (16.67%) XML
20 28 (16.09%) DNS

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 19 (10.92%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.62%) IIS
4 9 (5.17%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.02%) Confluence
6 6 (3.45%) CMS
6 6 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.30%) SAS
9 1 (0.57%) Apache
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 39 (22.41%) Azure
2 31 (17.82%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (12.07%) AWS
4 17 (9.77%) SaaS
5 16 (9.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (8.62%) IaaS
7 13 (7.47%) OneDrive
8 7 (4.02%) BlazeMeter
9 6 (3.45%) PaaS
10 3 (1.72%) BrowserStack
10 3 (1.72%) Slack
11 2 (1.15%) TestFlight
12 1 (0.57%) GitHub
12 1 (0.57%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.09%) DNS
2 27 (15.52%) HTTP
3 26 (14.94%) DHCP
4 17 (9.77%) SAN
5 16 (9.20%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.75%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (5.75%) iSCSI
6 10 (5.75%) Skype
7 9 (5.17%) Firewall
8 7 (4.02%) Internet
8 7 (4.02%) LAN
8 7 (4.02%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (4.02%) VPN
9 6 (3.45%) VLAN
10 5 (2.87%) MPLS
11 4 (2.30%) Wireless
12 3 (1.72%) FTP
12 3 (1.72%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.72%) SSH
12 3 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.87%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.72%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.72%) Tableau
10 2 (1.15%) MySQL
11 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.92%) JIRA
2 18 (10.34%) MSI
3 15 (8.62%) Selenium
4 12 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.32%) JMeter
6 10 (5.75%) AdminStudio
6 10 (5.75%) Postman
6 10 (5.75%) REST Assured
6 10 (5.75%) SoapUI
7 9 (5.17%) HP UFT
8 7 (4.02%) eggPlant
8 7 (4.02%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.02%) LoadRunner
8 7 (4.02%) Maven
8 7 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (4.02%) TestNG
8 7 (4.02%) The Grinder
9 5 (2.87%) JBehave
9 5 (2.87%) MSTest
9 5 (2.87%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (27.01%) Social Skills
2 38 (21.84%) Finance
3 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.32%) Documentation Skills
5 10 (5.75%) Banking
6 7 (4.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 5 (2.87%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.87%) Games
7 5 (2.87%) Legal
7 5 (2.87%) Police
8 4 (2.30%) Back Office
9 3 (1.72%) Automotive
9 3 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.15%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.57%) Advertising
11 1 (0.57%) Front Office
11 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.57%) Marketing
11 1 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 30 (17.24%) Developer
2 19 (10.92%) Software Engineer
3 18 (10.34%) Administrator
4 15 (8.62%) Analyst
5 14 (8.05%) C# Software Engineer
6 11 (6.32%) Applications Engineer
6 11 (6.32%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (5.75%) Consultant
7 10 (5.75%) Deployment Engineer
8 9 (5.17%) Automation Test Lead
9 8 (4.60%) .NET Developer
9 8 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.02%) C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) QA Leader
10 7 (4.02%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (4.02%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (32.18%) .NET
2 34 (19.54%) HTML
3 33 (18.97%) CSS
4 32 (18.39%) .NET Framework
5 30 (17.24%) REST
6 29 (16.67%) Web Services
6 29 (16.67%) XML
7 25 (14.37%) SOAP
8 18 (10.34%) Ajax
8 18 (10.34%) ATL
9 16 (9.20%) COM
9 16 (9.20%) React
10 14 (8.05%) Vue.js
10 14 (8.05%) WPF
11 13 (7.47%) jQuery
11 13 (7.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (6.90%) JSON
13 11 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (6.32%) Entity Framework
13 11 (6.32%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.05%) Replication
2 10 (5.75%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.60%) Clustering
4 8 (4.60%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.45%) iPhone
5 6 (3.45%) Life Science
5 6 (3.45%) User Experience
6 5 (2.87%) CMDB
6 5 (2.87%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.30%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.30%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.72%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.72%) Handset
8 3 (1.72%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (1.72%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 107 (61.49%) Windows
2 39 (22.41%) Windows Server
3 31 (17.82%) Windows 10
4 24 (13.79%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (9.77%) Linux
6 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (9.20%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (8.62%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.32%) Android
10 10 (5.75%) Apple iOS
10 10 (5.75%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.54%) Workflow
3 25 (14.37%) ITIL
3 25 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (13.22%) Software Engineering
4 23 (13.22%) Test Automation
5 18 (10.34%) Scrum
6 16 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (8.62%) Application Virtualisation
7 15 (8.62%) DevOps
7 15 (8.62%) Mentoring
8 14 (8.05%) MVC
8 14 (8.05%) OOD
8 14 (8.05%) Test Scripting
9 13 (7.47%) BDD
9 13 (7.47%) Process Improvement
10 12 (6.90%) Project Management
10 12 (6.90%) SOLID
10 12 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (6.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 95 (54.60%) PowerShell
2 71 (40.80%) SQL
3 62 (35.63%) C#
4 52 (29.89%) JavaScript
5 40 (22.99%) VB
6 23 (13.22%) C++
7 21 (12.07%) Python
8 20 (11.49%) Java
9 13 (7.47%) T-SQL
10 11 (6.32%) VB.NET
11 9 (5.17%) PHP
12 8 (4.60%) C
13 7 (4.02%) C++/CLI
13 7 (4.02%) VC++
14 6 (3.45%) Bash Shell
14 6 (3.45%) Perl
14 6 (3.45%) PHP 4
14 6 (3.45%) VB6
15 5 (2.87%) Ada
16 3 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (12.07%) Degree
4 20 (11.49%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.90%) MCSE
6 9 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.45%) CISA
7 6 (3.45%) CISSP
7 6 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.45%) MCSA
8 5 (2.87%) CCA
8 5 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.72%) GISP
9 3 (1.72%) ISEB
9 3 (1.72%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.72%) MCDST
9 3 (1.72%) MCTS
10 1 (0.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) QA
2 7 (4.02%) PMO
2 7 (4.02%) SLA
3 5 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.30%) GRC
5 3 (1.72%) CDISC
5 3 (1.72%) Good Clinical Practice
5 3 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (32.18%) Active Directory
2 38 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (16.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (6.90%) vSphere
5 10 (5.75%) XenApp
6 8 (4.60%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.02%) BitLocker
8 6 (3.45%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.87%) vCloud
10 4 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.57%) Firmware
12 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (16.09%) SCCM
2 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (8.62%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (5.17%) WSUS
5 7 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (3.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (2.87%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.87%) Nagios
7 5 (2.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.72%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.72%) Perfmon
8 3 (1.72%) SCOM
8 3 (1.72%) Sysprep
8 3 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.15%) EnCase
9 2 (1.15%) FTK
9 2 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 104 (59.77%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.86%) VMware
3 32 (18.39%) Citrix
4 15 (8.62%) Cisco
5 12 (6.90%) HP
6 10 (5.75%) EMC
6 10 (5.75%) Oracle
7 9 (5.17%) SAP
8 8 (4.60%) Dell
8 8 (4.60%) IBM
9 6 (3.45%) Apple
10 5 (2.87%) Avaya
10 5 (2.87%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.87%) NetApp
10 5 (2.87%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.87%) Sophos
11 4 (2.30%) CommVault
11 4 (2.30%) McAfee
11 4 (2.30%) Zerto
12 3 (1.72%) Reuters